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Anything is better than the Zalman...just saying.
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I have a new pair of headphones coming tomorrow:

 

The new Audio Technica Air T-Line ATH-TAD500  cool.gif

 

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I have a new pair of headphones coming tomorrow:

The new Audio Technica Air T-Line ATH-TAD500  cool.gif

 

Please post a detailed review.

 

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Please post a detailed review.

 

 


That's the plan.  I searched and found zero reviews of them on Head-fi.  It seems no one owns them yet.  Probably because you have to import them from Japan normal_smile%20.gif

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Anything is better than the Zalman...just saying.

Like what? Two years ago ppl were saying it's awesome haha. So I ordered it based on reviews. Just haven't been able to try it out in the last two years.
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I didn't have a mic at the time but I do have the Zalman clip and it works fine but when I do private chat with friends I can hear the lobby chat and it kind of bugs me.  I want to try this mic.

 

http://www.modmic.com/design-and-specs/

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What do you use for a mic? I have the zalman clip but haven't tried it yet. Thinking maybe a desktop mic would be better?

 

 

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I have a new pair of headphones coming tomorrow:

 

The new Audio Technica Air T-Line ATH-TAD500


I saw these awhile back and was interested, as they don't have those blasted wings. I was waiting for a tad700 though. wink.gif

I doubt they'll be better than the Quincys though =/ . Still, interested in your thoughts.

Personally, I'm considering getting the ES7 again, and ordering some velours on Ebay that fit them.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/30/12 at 1:23am
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MLE, I'm surprised you never tried this...

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I just don't understand how they got those to fit without stretching the Beyer pads considerably. The Denons are huge compared to the Beyers. Also, considering just how terrible the 990 pads (same as 880) sounded on the DT770/600 (lost all bass and treble became unbearable), I highly doubt this anything good to the Denons sound. I'm convinced that topic was all placebo. I'm a bit more subjective, and highly suspicious about the whole thing.

If there was any pads that would retain Denon's sound the most, it'd be velour pads designed for closed cans like the DT770 pads, which aren't exactly as comfortable as the 880/990 pads.

Maybe some Ultrasone Pro 900 pads? Hmm...
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I saw these awhile back and was interested, as they don't have those blasted wings. I was waiting for a tad700 though. wink.gif
I doubt they'll be better than the Quincys though =/ . Still, interested in your thoughts.
Personally, I'm considering getting the ES7 again, and ordering some velours on Ebay that fit them.

 

I wasn't going to get them, but then I found them at a nice price. 

 

From what I've read, the TAD500 has a "new" driver different from AD700.  That's what the "T" signifies.  The new drivers are still 53mm and angled.  It's not meant as a successor or replacement to AD700, but as an alternate model in the Air series (which makes sense given it's model number).  Not sure whats next for the ADxxx series.  Probably AD700x, limited edition or whatever.

 

I don't expect them to compete with the Q701s, but I was curious about their sound.  There's nothing about how they sound on Head-fi.

 

I'm expecting a bit warmer sound from AD700 with a slightly smaller soundstage, and a less annoying fit.  But we'll see. 


Edited by chicolom - 5/1/12 at 12:03am
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Beyer pads on Denon phones sounds like a horrible idea, the drivers are too close to begin with, and moving them even closer?  

 

If you wanna try velours on a Denon, maybe take a look at ATH-AD2000 pads?  I dunno if they're more normal than the AD700 pads or not but if they are they might be worth a try. Might be worth asking around.  I dunno what that would do to the sound, the denons seem very sensitive to changes in front of the driver.  

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I saw these awhile back and was interested, as they don't have those blasted wings. I was waiting for a tad700 though. wink.gif
I doubt they'll be better than the Quincys though =/ . Still, interested in your thoughts.
Personally, I'm considering getting the ES7 again, and ordering some velours on Ebay that fit them.

 

The wings aren't the problem, the problem with the ergonomics on the AD700 are the stupid pads and that they're missing a a second gimbal.  As I've said, the closed A700 and A900 have both the gimbal and the pads, and are thus much more comfortable but they aren't good for games.  

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19764029.jpgTAD500 driver

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19764029.jpgTAD500 driver


Neither does the AD700...

Angled pads, IIRC
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Has anyone used sony mdr-v6's for gaming?
I'm thinking it might be a decent cheap, closed can for lans...

Cheers,
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Neither does the AD700...
Angled pads, IIRC

 


No, AD700 does have them. AD900 doesn't.

 

x70x doesn't have them, but has angled pads.

 

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